Top Network Designer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Network Designer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Network Designer resumes they appeared on. For example, 7.7% of Network Designer resumes contained Network Design as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Network Designer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Network Designer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Network Design

high Demand
Here's how Network Design is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Performed network design and implementation planning by developing the design and developed documentation in accordance with established methodology and standards.
  • Network Design and Project Management of factory automation system networks throughout North America.
  • Draft network designs to improve network stability/throughput/redundancy/capacity for the NE Region.
  • Provided quality review for fiber-optic network designs.
  • Provide assistance with research, design, maintenance, and implementation of network designs that conform to architectural and security standards.
  • Build the off-shore network design team and shared the KT to the team members to handle the network design tasks.
  • Created detailed network designs and redesigns of existing cable plant to ensure the highest quality of service.
  • Team is tasked with advanced network design and data sales for medium to large enterprise customers.
  • Created over 1,200 detailed network designs for customer s all within required SLA.
  • Adjust network designs to align with client's budget.
  • Configured Network Designs using Network Templates in MetaSolv M6.
  • Developed network design diagrams for campus LAN segments.
  • Perform Peer Reviews of Network Design Documents.
  • Evaluate network designs to determine whether customer requirements are met efficiently and effectively.
  • Configured Network Designs in MetaSolv Sonet Module.
  • Provided network design and support, and project management for worldwide network projects for the PC company.
  • Be responsible for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore Wan/Lan/Wireless network design and delivery.

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2. Routers

high Demand
Here's how Routers is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Provided expertise regarding the proper selection of Cisco routers and peripheral equipment.
  • Designed the configurations for Cisco routers and switches that were being deployed at renewable resource generation plants.
  • Configure and install network routers, switches, wireless controllers and access points.
  • Designed DMZ zones between companies and the routers using one or more firewalls.
  • Configure CISCO Switches and Routers and assign IP addresses as required.
  • Install and configure network routers, switches and intelligent hubs.
  • Worked with Cisco Routers and Switches mainly for setup.
  • Test routers and switches through ping testing.
  • Install, unlock, wireless routers, DVR's and smart phones.
  • Designed 7200 VRX, Border routers, and OC12 networks.
  • Continue use of WAN design experience in upgrading memory, software and boot rom sets of Cisco routers for Y2K compliance.
  • Designed and implemented an inter-networking strategy for an organization with offices at 6 different locations involving routers, Switches and servers.
  • Installed routers, bridges, concentrator s, hubs and other networking devices.
  • Implemented Wireless Mesh Network using two routers as APs and enabling WDS.

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3. Fiber Optic

high Demand
Here's how Fiber Optic is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Worked in all areas of data transport across multiple forms of media to include vast knowledge with fiber optics.
  • Design Fiber optic networks on GIS program for FTTH; Networks quality control, GIS-AutoCad Network As-Builds
  • Determined right fiber optic cables, SFP and GBIC for the Cisco devices in the network
  • Designed and mapped proposed fiber optic cable routes using Google's proprietary GIS software.
  • Installed new fiber optic cabling, redesigned Server Racks and Cable management.
  • Assist Install crews installing fiber optic cables both underground and aerial.
  • Utilize Fluke Meter to analyze copper and fiber optic cable issues.
  • Worked with BellSouth to install fiber optic cable.
  • Designed a fiber optic network route to customers' location utilizing existing Sonet ring backbone.
  • Planned and designed fiber optic networks using Praxis fiber-optic design tools.
  • Worked with Google Fiber design team Reviewed fiber optic network designs to optimize efficiency Inspected construction documents for quality control

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4. Capacity Planning

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Here's how Capacity Planning is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Provided frequency and capacity planning - * Prepared SID documents
  • Coordinated contractors and managed project relating to engineering capacity planning, network design and design change.
  • Performed data trending and network simulations to calculate over-subscription ratio and capacity planning in exiting IP backbone
  • Perform complete transmission network design including path calculation, capacity planning and frequency planning.
  • Performed circuit tracking, circuit design, and capacity planning/forecasting.
  • Resolved complex relocation issues involving hardware installation, technical control facility, capacity planning, and LAN and WAN connectivity.

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5. Tcp/Ip

high Demand
Here's how Tcp/Ip is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Achieved proficiency in all major network transport protocols, SNA/SDLC, Bisync, TCP/IP, Cisco and Motorola IP routing equipment.
  • Received and transmitted encrypted video/voice/data over ISDN lines via TCP/IP to support US Army video teleconference operations
  • Provided technical support for operational administration, Directory Services, servers and TCP/IP networks.
  • Configured TCP/IP manually and automatically using (DHCP Server) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
  • Resolved networking connectivity, TCP/IP and IPS/SPX, issues for workstations, saved money by reducing unnecessary network card replacements.
  • Performed a site-wide Windows 3.1 to NT conversion concurrent with migration from IPX to TCP/IP for an international energy producer.

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6. Infrastructure

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Here's how Infrastructure is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Developed and installed custom cabling solutions along with network and AV configuration, oftentimes working with existing infrastructure systems integration.
  • Designed networks including hands-on implementation, configuration and troubleshooting of the LAN/WAN infrastructure.
  • Documented physical infrastructure and created engineering specifications.
  • Manage IT infrastructure implementation projects.
  • Key member of Boeing Aerospace Operations successful inaugural completion of CMMI requirements for all software development, systems and network infrastructure.
  • Deployed network infrastructure, enterprise core services, and proprietary ERP applications to align technology with strategic objectives.
  • Document network troubleshooting and maintenance procedures, network drawings, and circuit database for network infrastructure changes.
  • Network Infrastructure for warehouse facilities of 500,00 to over 1,000,000 sq ft. based on Caterpillar standards.
  • Planned and implemented enterprise customer infrastructure upgrades from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003.
  • Powered Ethernet and ESS Infrastructure LAN was also incorporated into the design.
  • Major project of Implementation of End-to end Cisco Network Infrastructure.
  • Provide a reliable and secure network infrastructure.
  • Network Infrastructure, includes LAN and WLAN.
  • Support campus switching & routing infrastructure.
  • Install, deploy, and configuration of LAN/WAN infrastructures, routers, switches, and UPS s across the Fairplex campus.
  • Support the IT Infrastructure by assisting in identification and documentation of network technologies and services.
  • Managed the design and rollout of cable infrastructure in new Data Centers.

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7. Internet

high Demand
Here's how Internet is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Google Fiber Project- Designed new gigabit Internet network throughout Austin.
  • Provide Internet protocol and wireless infrastructure planning, implementing services and also post implementation decision support and services to clients.
  • Provided first level technical support for global and international business customers and national Internet Service Providers in multinational call center.
  • Network Operation team member supporting Managed Services customers' connectivity to Hosted Services and Internet Connectivity for other customers.
  • Provided technical support for Cisco network devices and Nokia/Checkpoint firewalls in a complex, Internet-Ecommerce network environment.
  • Design and implementation of global DMZ DCI network technologies enabling POP redundancy and providing resiliency for Internet business critical applications.

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8. Voip

high Demand
Here's how Voip is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Configure and maintain VoIP network support for over 1000 IP phones.
  • Configure IP Address in every computer and VoIP phone.
  • Researched, tested and reviewed 802.1x enabled ports that had Avaya VOIP phones and PC's connected to them.
  • Installed and repaired VoIP service by remotely monitoring traffic, resolved connectivity issues and exchanged defective hardware.
  • Project Manager /lead Cisco CallManager VoIP conversion, six branch initiative and disaster recovery.
  • Created and worked with VOIP product development in creation of specification documentation and maintaining updates.

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9. Frame Relay

high Demand
Here's how Frame Relay is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Configure and test/checkout local and long distance data circuits (T-Carrier, Frame Relay, and Voice).
  • Interfaced with Telco service providers to order appropriately sized frame relay and point-to-point circuits.
  • Configured routers for T3, T1 and Fractionals with Frame Relay, ISDN and Ethernet.
  • Designed Frame Relay Networks, Multi-protocol and VPN.
  • Configured and adjusted redistribution on routing protocols and Frame Relay maps.
  • Frame Relay Cloud interior maintenance and implementation.

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10. CAD

high Demand
Here's how CAD is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Developed materials management application for client using AutoCAD VBA and MS Access.
  • Utilized AutoCAD and GIS programs to produce design package.
  • Brocade 5500 series implementation and management.
  • Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems.
  • Administered Riverbed Cascade and Steelheads/Interceptors.
  • Provided CAD support to the DND organization, worked on standards committee, initiated creation of design review board.
  • Extrapolate information from CAD and MapInfo drawings for bills of materials Provide Documentation control for the ATS Engineering Department.
  • Designed reduced-swing clock networks in Cadence to lower power consumption in digital ICs with 0.3um and 50nm CMOS technology.

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11. VPN

high Demand
Here's how VPN is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Established and designed eVPN sites for AT&T's biggest client.
  • Managed and administrated security policy and procedures for all VPN network connectivity and accounts.
  • Configured customer premise equipment and verified connectivity with our VPN clients using VPN Tunneling protocols.
  • Implemented and configured Cisco VPN, Configured security parameters, monitoring and maintenance.
  • Maintained security of network devices and configured all site-to-site and remote-access VPN connections.
  • Designed and implemented solution for information sharing using secure site-to-site VPN tunnels.

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12. Access Points

high Demand
Here's how Access Points is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Upgraded and verified configuration settings and software for the Cisco 4400 Wireless LAN Controller and its associated access points.
  • Configure and install Cisco Wireless Access Points.
  • Update these files, allocation cable links (Tie Cables) and access points for test and measurement of private lines.
  • Implemented Cisco Wireless access points using LEAP and Cisco Radius for authentication, greatly increasing Wireless security.
  • Worked with different vendors, implementing wireless access points and communications technologies.
  • Worked at Pelicans Hills Resort wireless enhanced project, upgrading current network to Cisco switches and access points.

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13. Ethernet

high Demand
Here's how Ethernet is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Designed Token Ring, Ethernet & familiar with SNA protocol.
  • Diagnose network connectivity problems with protocol analyzers snuffers any other Ethernet analyzers.
  • Configured/Maintained Ethernet Switching and Managed User Authentication.
  • Program Manager for Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) and Switched Ethernet Service (SES) backbone network.
  • Connected thirty Windows NT DHCP, WINS, file and print servers to these core switches via Fast Ethernet.
  • Oversee and perform testing and deployment of 10G (dark and lit fiber), metro Ethernet, and NNI networks.

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14. Ospf

high Demand
Here's how Ospf is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Design, manage and troubleshoot EIGRP and OSPF routing environment comprised of multiple areas.
  • Employed OSPF and HSRP for multicasting the routing table and configuring standby router in place respectively.
  • Configured routing protocols: single-area OSPF in branch office network connectivity.
  • Created an OSPF simulator that could decode OSPF packet types and could monitor OSPF floods and raise alarms.
  • Configured OSPF redistribution and authentication with type 3 LSA filtering to prevent LSA flooding.
  • Design OSPF areas for reliable Access Distribution and for Core IP Routing.

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15. ATM

average Demand
Here's how ATM is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Participate in the research and implementation of the company's own ATM network.
  • WAN technology upgrade from ATM protocol to pure IP.
  • Assisted in provisioning and operational implementation of regional switch locations ATM optical carrier shelf equipment.
  • Implemented Frame Relay/ATM accounting globally to facilitate usage-based billing reports for senior management.
  • Project manager for ATM WAN connectivity implementation.
  • Provided support for global network including T1/T3, ATM connections using HDLC and Frame Relay on 2600, 4000 series Routers.

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16. Setup

average Demand
Here's how Setup is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Selected Accomplishments: Successfully completed design and setup for over 300 LAN migrations.
  • Managed user database and administration of Blackberry Enterprise Server including handset setup and configuration.
  • Developed server install automation scripts in order to greatly increase installation/setup time prior to deployment.
  • Validated new system functionality through thorough setup and testing.
  • Provide software/hardware setup and vendor contact support for FileNet application developers.
  • Analyzed client's existing hardware/software setup and connectivity.

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17. Eigrp

average Demand
Here's how Eigrp is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Network Migration from RIP to OSPF and EIGRP, Design OSPF areas for reliable Access Distribution and for Core IP Routing.
  • Worked on IGRP and EIGRP implementations for client on global locations and interacting with them about the circuit status.
  • Involved in the removal of EIGRP from all devices and making OSPF the primary routing protocol.
  • Implement and troubleshoot internal routing protocols like EIGRP, OSPF using route map and polices.
  • Designed and configured networks using routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP and route re-distribution.
  • Configured 7010's with multiple distribution VDC's running EIGRP for route propagation between them.

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18. BGP

average Demand
Here's how BGP is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Control internet traffic by configuring and modifying BGP attributes and resolve routing instabilities.
  • Integrated tenant network enclaves using OSPF/BGP using redundant design solutions minimizing network downtime and providing sustainable network design.
  • Carried out Route-redistribution between different routing protocols like BGP and EIGRP for increased efficiency.
  • Integrated equipment and maintained window coordination for router integration and BGP/OSPF turn-up.
  • Tested and implemented various BGP attributes such as Local Preference, MED, AS-PATH, Community, Extended community using route-maps.
  • Modified BGP attributes to steer traffic over a preferred path on high available networks to effectively utilize the available WAN bandwidth.

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19. PCS

average Demand
Here's how PCS is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Perform hardware, software, and firmware updates for servers, PCs, and other network equipment including routers and firewalls.
  • Set up software and created master images for PC's to affect savings in time required to load PCs.
  • Reviewed, approved, and deployed Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) monthly to network client PCs.
  • Worked Help Desk calls and reconfigured older model PCs for deployment as extra pod PCs for non-corporate software.
  • Supported and maintained Office PCs, printers and peripherals related to local area hardware and LAN software.
  • Create, test, and maintain images and ensure that imaging is pushed to PCs and laptops.

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20. Site Surveys

average Demand
Here's how Site Surveys is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Maintain, test and configure hardware for LAN/WAN to include remote site installations, maintenance and site surveys.
  • Communicated with field engineers and utilized site surveys to identify design plans for new and existing LAN/WANS.
  • Conducted Site Surveys, line drawings, and technical documentation to implement DoD, NSA, and intelligence customer's needs.
  • Conducted site surveys and designed wireless network infrastructure based on location specific requirements to get the most stable and functional network.
  • Conducted site surveys at various location with the uses of SW and HW such as a fluke tester for wireless applications
  • Completed site surveys to troubleshoot and design corrective RF and RF/fiber optic installations for existing systems with inadequate coverage.

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21. DNS

average Demand
Here's how DNS is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Configured and integrated Web, DNS and DHCP, FTP server in a client-server model.
  • Documented new equipment, removed equipment, DNS changes, network addressing changes Excel spreadsheets and Visio drawings for documentation.
  • Key responsibilities were taken care of change/implementation of DNS configuration through QIP automation tool.
  • Created customer documentation for maintaining in-house DNS.
  • Manage, maintain, and troubleshoot critical network services including AD, DNS, DHCP, SQL, Web Services.
  • Installed and configured Microsoft Server to include Microsoft Exchange, DHCP, DNS, WINS, Proxy/ISA, and SQL.

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22. Juniper

average Demand
Here's how Juniper is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Interacted with vendors such as Cisco, Juniper and 3COM for the procurement of networking products, created financial budgets estimates.
  • Use different device for Cisco, Juniper and Blue Coat Enterprise Network design and security management.
  • Project Manager/Supervisor Cisco/Juniper configuration for customer equipment, remotely install and assist customer installation, direct/facilitate on-site technicians during on-site installations.
  • Participate with the implementation of nightly maintenance activities on Juniper routers supporting the national IP backbone network as directed by engineering.
  • Provide RSA security server and Juniper VPN server management services to maintain server, application, and vulnerability remediation.
  • Worked on redundant power supply installation project for juniper virtual chassis.

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23. T1

average Demand
Here's how T1 is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • WAN bandwidth upgrades from fractional T1's/full T1 circuits.
  • Key Accomplishments: Designed customer carrier systems from T1 up to OC192 and interoffice systems.
  • Designed analysis tool for E1 to support maintenance and protocol verification of T1-CAS, E1-CAS, ISDN, SS7 and Q.931.
  • Installed, tested and tuned T1 switches and cable installations to include all T1 service from DSX to VDU's.
  • Configured and installed a campus network using redundant T1 s to connect 3 schools for data and voice communications.
  • Contacted service provider (ATT, Verizon, Quest and Sprint) and opened tickets for T1 issues.

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24. Vlan

average Demand
Here's how Vlan is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Configure internal VLAN connectivity points on Cisco 1900, 2950, 3550 switches.
  • Configure VLAN to segment network data traffic from voice traffic.
  • Configure EVC link to a User port set of C-VLAN with a unique S-VLAN on network side.
  • Installed and configured 6509 and 3750 Cisco Switches, Monitored VLAN across the network.
  • Directed, designed and implemented new geographical VLAN based IP addressing scheme.
  • Helped in designing and implementation of VLAN for the new users.

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25. Sonet

average Demand
Here's how Sonet is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Transport (SONET/SDH - Fiber patch cord Cable, Fiber Management.)
  • Updated corrupted SONET and equipment inventory records; designed as much as possible of the circuit.
  • Designed high capacity data circuits including DWDM and SONET rings.
  • Updated corrupted SONET and Optical designs.
  • Conduct audits on existing SONET, core devices, and multiplexers to ensure reliability of data.
  • Directed the implementation of a five node Synchronous Optical Network (SONET).

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26. Nortel

average Demand
Here's how Nortel is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Provisioned OC-192/OC-48 Nortel, Fujitsu, Pirelli, Siemens and Alcatel equipment.
  • Maintain cellular radio equipment (NORTEL AMPS/TDMA) by correctly aligning frequencies with test equipment.
  • Worked with two HP accounts Anhueser-Busch and Nortel Wise, overseeing the repair of all HP equipment for both accounts.
  • Maintained Nortel base station equipment for optimum system performance and performed duties for network expansion of new and upgraded equipment.
  • Support access to Nortel BTS and EMS to run scripts to install and integrate equipment.
  • Team with Nortel Account Representatives on potential customer accounts.

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27. NAT

average Demand
Here's how NAT is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Led complex technical initiatives and project teams by coordinating with senior architects across multiple organizations within IT.
  • Developed and reviewed IT hardware and supporting software alternatives to meet strategic information systems requirements.
  • Coordinated with sales and management to provide exceptional product delivery and service.
  • Consulted and advised customers in network needs determination and system selection.
  • Coordinated with subcontractors and vendors for installation/migration of services without interruption.
  • Coordinated and scheduled technicians for project duration.
  • Coordinate and supervise network implementation.
  • Provide engineering oversight and coordination.
  • Designed and groomed live traffic at the wave and international level and all levels below as the Senior Network Designer.
  • Evaluated strengths and weaknesses of alternate solutions for the GAP Wi-Fi transaction, the firm's largest deal to date.
  • Provide consultation and coordination with end users, computing architects, delivery systems functions, procurement organization, and suppliers.
  • Developed test plans and coordinated testing procedures; configured incoming and outgoing remote access to the network and test probes.
  • Perform a cost analysis and order materials for the network * Install the network infrastructure and terminate all connections.
  • Coordinated field operations, engineering, equipment procurement, sales support and customer care for circuit installations.
  • Coordinated with inspectors and tradesmen to ensure safety and compliance with applicable local codes.
  • Coordinate with vendors to obtain quotes for hardware, software, and maintenance costs.
  • Coordinated client network installation projects, from technical proposals to network turn-up.
  • Coordinated efforts between facilities staff, cable contractors, and the customer.
  • Perform spatial analysis for local, regional and National markets.
  • Provide On-Call for Boeing San Antonio and Southeast National Region.

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28. LAN

average Demand
Here's how LAN is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Perform network architecture reviews and develop detailed engineering designs and deployment plans for large-scale Internet Data Centers.
  • Tracked and developed automated processes for capital planning and resource asset management.
  • Created and securely distributed Site Delivery Plans to appropriate personnel.
  • Performed detailed transmission/transport planning and engineering design.
  • Served as IT Supervisor in for the internal LAN; such as software and network installations, backups and network/PC troubleshooting.
  • Drafted work orders for residential and commercial clients applying mechanized support systems for outside plant provisioning and routine maintenance.
  • Project environments ranged from inside plant metropolitan high-rise offices to outside plant arctic conditions in North Slope oil fields.
  • Led a team to research and develop criteria in evaluating airline customers' network for 787 airplane deployment.
  • Experience Planning about GIS (Geographical information System) Survey, Data Entry and Making Shape files.
  • Audited our fossil fuel generation plants and took an inventory of all network equipment at each plant.
  • Design as it requires a balance of 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and sensor coverage requirements.
  • Executed low to high voltage electrical installation in personal homes to commercial buildings based on weekly plans.
  • Engineer tasked with the remediation of IOS/COS code levels of over 1500 LAN and WAN devices.
  • Engineer tasked with the remediation of standard default passwords to over 1500 LAN and WAN devices.
  • Planned, designed, installed, tested and then maintained SMB Network and AV systems.
  • Analyzed, designed, tested, documented, implemented, configured and supported LAN technologies.
  • Provided annual planning activities and field reports to customer on weekly and monthly basis.
  • Calibrate input/output threshold levels to interact with other system modules on airplanes.
  • Experience with network planning/design for access networks civil works planning/design for Towers.
  • Provided the IP design for satellite base stations in NJ and Iceland.

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29. HP Openview

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Here's how HP Openview is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Managed network design, engineering and maintenance services for customers using CiscoWorks 2000 and HP OpenView Network Node Manager and Netcool.
  • Installed HP openview to manage customer's networks.
  • Responded to and managed network outages as reported by customers, HP OpenView and other monitoring applications.
  • Located network anomalies via HP OpenView and resolved internal network problems to completion.
  • Monitored J&J Wide Area Network using HP OpenView and CiscoWorks.
  • Network Surveillance using HP OpenView Network Node manager for UNIX.

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30. Network Engineers

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Here's how Network Engineers is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Assisted network engineers with complex design configuration and troubleshooting issues.
  • Served as technical liaison between client IT business professionals and internal server and network engineers.
  • Developed strong working relationships with vendors, installation crews, customers, and network engineers.
  • Worked closely with network engineers and facilities representatives as well as end users.
  • Interact with Network Engineers for the usage and or availability of Rings; collaborate with Network Fiber management on splicing as-builts.

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31. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Provided expert project management methodology knowledge, and successful on-time delivery of multiple projects.
  • Project Management South Region Engineering T-Mobile Dashboard, Traffic, Hub finder, and NECA .
  • Analyze data to identify, evaluate and implement required network upgrades; implementation is coordinated with Provisioning and Project Management groups.
  • Project Management: VoIP, Content Delivery Network, Network Management Software/Hardware Evaluation, Network Security/Check Point Firewall-1
  • Provided network planning, design consulting, project management and implementation of local area networks for internal customers.
  • Provided project management services during the relocation of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity main offices and warehouse.

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32. Isdn

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Here's how Isdn is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Obtained access from Local Exchange Companies (LEC) and requested AT&T facilities for customers needing ISDN services.
  • Recommended analog modems and ISDN terminal adapters for authorized users.
  • Programmed ISDN trunking within PBX in support of STU and STE secure capable telephone equipment.
  • Involved in the installation and troubleshooting of point-to-point ISDN links and Frame-relay network.
  • Configure and perform troubleshooting of SIP trunks, PRI-ISDN, and PBX connections.
  • Ensured network redundancy operation via ISDN BRI/PRI dial-on-demand.

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33. Unix

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Here's how Unix is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Trained Information Systems staff in UNIX and provided direction in Disaster Recovery and Backup-Restoration procedures.
  • Identified and implemented vulnerability counter-measures to lock-down Windows 2000 and UNIX system.
  • Automated Cisco and Unix daily monitoring routines and weekend installations.
  • Support Windows and UNIX products systems/applications on networking technologies.
  • Provided low-level metric reports to the Network engineers, Unix Support Administrators, NT team and the OMC technical support.
  • Provided 24 Hour emergency Network Tools support for the Network engineers and OMC team and the Unix Support Administrators.

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34. Active Directory

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Here's how Active Directory is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Design and administer Active Directory domains.
  • Configured/managed Window server 2003/2008 Active Directory/group policies/terminal services/DHCP services/server disk management/periodic server based maintenance.
  • Created and troubleshot active directory issues in conjunction with related functionality with account administration, emailing, and other services.
  • Focused on training developers how to develop and deploy software applications in a Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Active Directory environment.
  • Resolved escalated client issues supporting almost everything Microsoft, from Active Directory to SharePoint.
  • Developed print administration and management Best Practices documents that utilize Windows 2000 Active Directory enhancements.

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35. Network Performance

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Here's how Network Performance is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Participated in Cisco wireless evaluations utilizing AirMagnet and Intel PROSet Wireless to optimize network performance in a factory environment.
  • Evaluate network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency.
  • Monitor network performance and provided network performance statistical reports for both real-time and historical measurements.
  • Administer and Managed Windows 2003-2008 Servers, planned physical resources and Monitored system/network performance.
  • Monitored network performance issues and performed routine backups and disaster recovery tasks.
  • Monitored network performance and provided network performance statistical reports for both real-time and historical measurements.

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36. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Provide Technical support to all area's of Network Administration, Telecommunication System & Network Architecture and Personal Computer Administrator.
  • Provided help-desk technical support for installation, integration, and maintenance on the Scientific-Atlanta Digital Broadband Delivery System.
  • Provide expert technical guidance and support to internal and external customers including Customer Service and Technical Support employees.
  • Translated complex business requirements into network solutions and provided technical support for the resolution of networking issues.
  • Provide training and technical support for educational and operational programs to assure network and server systems perform as required
  • Provided extensive technical training and first level technical support that resulted in a more streamlined and efficient operations.

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37. Data Network

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Here's how Data Network is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Used PICASSO R2 software to help resolve critical problems within the data network.

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38. ISP

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Here's how ISP is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Installed rooftop antennas/routers for wireless ISP's in third world countries such as Nigeria, Haiti, Grenada, and Columbia.
  • Manage the installation and configuration tower technology used in WiMax and ISP Wi-Fi systems for the FOB.
  • Worked with various ISP's for MPLS, P2P, OC3 and Internet circuit's installation/upgrades.
  • Field dispatches for routine maintenance, emergency response and service restoration.
  • Respond to network outages and field dispatches as necessary.
  • Conduct ISP GCR maintenance assessments.

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39. Local Area

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Here's how Local Area is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Perform in-depth analysis and inventory of Local Area Networks to include both enterprise and locally-funded components.

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40. Linux

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Here's how Linux is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Support to other engineers with Linux and cfengine administration.
  • Provided technical support for various clients in Microsoft and Linux/Unix Workstation/Server environments.
  • Unified Communications Manager Linux based and VxWorks operating systems.
  • Support 24x7 Computer Operations - Windows/Linux Systems Administration.
  • Researched and installed Linux based firewall.
  • Executed implementations on Linux and Windows servers.

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41. SMS

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Here's how SMS is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Directed the day-to-day ESMS ticket queue for the team.

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42. Customer Requirements

low Demand
Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Design, install, and maintain networks based on customer requirements and location physical restrictions.
  • Used customer requirements and site survey to create design and generate procedures.
  • Provided consulting services, evaluated products as per customer requirements to enhance network performance and scalability.

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43. NOC

low Demand
Here's how NOC is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Operated 24/7 GMD Communications Network (GCN) Network Operations Center (NOC).
  • Added to knowledge management repository for all essential NOC documentation, improving response time to problem resolution.
  • Answer and respond to daily cell site alarms and calls from the NOC, NOM and other technicians.
  • Provide technical support and training to Operations (NOC), Sales Engineering, and Account Management on all related technologies.
  • Network Engineer working the level 2 NOC supporting DTCC's participants and internal users for network related problems and system failures.
  • Designed and kept NOC network maps updated based on addition, removal, replacement or renaming devices as the networks grew.

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44. Network Printers

low Demand
Here's how Network Printers is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Design and implemented network infrastructure and configured the entire network Infrastructure devices including Network Printers and Register.
  • Design and implemented network infrastructure and configured the entire network Infrastructure devices including Network Printers and Register.
  • Configured and repaired network printers and computers.
  • Configured network Printers, designated laptops with docking systems and attached IP Phones to each devices.
  • Change IP addresses on Win2k servers, server management cards, and network printers.
  • Installed DSU/CSU, hubs, routers, firewall server, setup DHCP server and configure network printers.

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45. DS3

low Demand
Here's how DS3 is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Verify, create, and design transport circuits (DS1, DS3 and OC 12) in TBS.
  • Worked with commercial communication systems, configuring and troubleshooting DWDM, SONET, and IP based equipment along with T1-DS3 circuits.
  • Provided testing and analysis of T1, fiber DS3, OC3, and up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet-over-fiber optic circuits.
  • Act as interface between customer and carrier to facilitate repairs for all DS0, DS1, and DS3 related issues.
  • Perform physical layer testing to isolate trouble on T1, DS3, OOB Modems and LAN equipment.
  • Tested and tuned network equipment from the DS3 to the OC48 level.

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46. ACL

low Demand
Here's how ACL is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Customized a firewall (Cisco) to filter packets and also deployed ACL and also configured VPNs.
  • General Dynamics TACLANE product configuration/support.
  • Provided applications support, troubleshooting connectivity issues in Oracle, Java, and HTML problems; performed light coding in HTML.
  • Involved in Configuration of Access lists (ACL) for the proper network routing for the B2B network connectivity.
  • Involved in Configuration of Access lists (ACL) on ASA firewall for the proper network routing for the B2Bnetwork connectivity.
  • Configured Access-Control Lists (ACL) to allow or block users to access different applications.

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47. ISL

low Demand
Here's how ISL is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Implemented ISL and 802.1Q for communicating through VTP.
  • Configure VRRP & GLBP and VLAN Trunking 802.1Q & ISL, STP, Port Security on Catalyst 6500 switches.
  • Implemented VTP, trunking protocols (802.1q and ISL) on cat 3560, 3750 and 4500 switches.
  • Implemented VTP trunking protocols (802.1q and ISL).
  • Configured VLANs, VTP and trunking on switches using ISL.
  • Mapped server room, all devices (Visio) and analyzed ISLD HQ cable plant and heterogenous layer 2/3 packet-forwarding architecture.

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48. GRE

low Demand
Here's how GRE is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Used customer segmentation, demand & product aggregation & zonal mapping based on consumption and existing manufacturing facilities & warehouses.
  • Run and monitor of scripts as part of regression suites and report overall status for the runs.

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49. Network Systems

low Demand
Here's how Network Systems is used in Network Designer jobs:
  • Developed National Standards, Methods and Procedures associated with network systems and work performed by technicians including IPTV installations.
  • Integrated network systems as projects dictated
  • Design and configuration of network systems, installation of fiber optic cabling, long range wireless radios and much more.
  • Create basic documentation for methods of procedure and proof of performance testing on network systems.
  • Participate in studies and research pertaining to development of new network systems and management tools.
  • Performed network systems tape backups and restorations as needed.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Network Designer

Network Design11.6%
Routers11.1%
Fiber Optic8.7%
Capacity Planning6.8%
Tcp/Ip6.7%
Infrastructure5.4%
Internet5%
Voip4.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Network Designer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Network Design
Network Design
7.7%
7.7%
2
2
Routers
Routers
7.4%
7.4%
3
3
Fiber Optic
Fiber Optic
5.8%
5.8%
4
4
Capacity Planning
Capacity Planning
4.5%
4.5%
5
5
Tcp/Ip
Tcp/Ip
4.4%
4.4%
6
6
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
3.6%
3.6%
7
7
Internet
Internet
3.3%
3.3%
8
8
Voip
Voip
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
Frame Relay
Frame Relay
2.7%
2.7%
10
10
CAD
CAD
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
VPN
VPN
2.6%
2.6%
12
12
Access Points
Access Points
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Ethernet
Ethernet
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Ospf
Ospf
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
ATM
ATM
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Setup
Setup
2.1%
2.1%
17
17
Eigrp
Eigrp
2%
2%
18
18
BGP
BGP
2%
2%
19
19
PCS
PCS
1.8%
1.8%
20
20
Site Surveys
Site Surveys
1.8%
1.8%
21
21
DNS
DNS
1.8%
1.8%
22
22
Juniper
Juniper
1.8%
1.8%
23
23
T1
T1
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
Vlan
Vlan
1.6%
1.6%
25
25
Sonet
Sonet
1.5%
1.5%
26
26
Nortel
Nortel
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
NAT
NAT
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
LAN
LAN
1.3%
1.3%
29
29
HP Openview
HP Openview
1.2%
1.2%
30
30
Network Engineers
Network Engineers
1.2%
1.2%
31
31
Project Management
Project Management
1.2%
1.2%
32
32
Isdn
Isdn
1.2%
1.2%
33
33
Unix
Unix
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
Active Directory
Active Directory
1.1%
1.1%
35
35
Network Performance
Network Performance
1.1%
1.1%
36
36
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.1%
1.1%
37
37
Data Network
Data Network
1.1%
1.1%
38
38
ISP
ISP
1%
1%
39
39
Local Area
Local Area
1%
1%
40
40
Linux
Linux
1%
1%
41
41
SMS
SMS
1%
1%
42
42
Customer Requirements
Customer Requirements
1%
1%
43
43
NOC
NOC
0.9%
0.9%
44
44
Network Printers
Network Printers
0.9%
0.9%
45
45
DS3
DS3
0.9%
0.9%
46
46
ACL
ACL
0.9%
0.9%
47
47
ISL
ISL
0.9%
0.9%
48
48
GRE
GRE
0.9%
0.9%
49
49
Network Systems
Network Systems
0.9%
0.9%

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